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Memorial Day Muscle Beach International Competition photos will be posted on June 2

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. .Monday, May 30th Memorial Day International Classic! Body building, Figure, Bikini, Men & Women's Physique, Couples (Mixed Pairs) & Vintage Pinup (new category).  Hosted by Profight Sports. - Free and open to the public.  Get there early for best seats. VIP Seating 12:00 p.m.  Ceremony at 1:00 p.m. - Ceremony Highlights include:   2016 Muscle Beach Hall of Fame Honorees Muscle Beach pays tribute to City Council member Bill Rosendahl. National Anthem and Boeing C-17 Globemaster II's flyover - Location:  Muscle Beach Gym.  1800 Oceanfront Walk....more

May 30th, 2016 -

The 6th Annual Venice ARTBLOCK was awesome! View photos of artists in their natural habitat.

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Over 70 artists participated in this year's Venice ARTBLOCK.   There was: art, exhibits, street art, demonstrations, live music, street performance, public installations, artists, creatives, live music, bands, interactive activities for the kids, performance art, food, free pedicabs, shuttles, people using self propelled vehicles like skateboards and bikes, with maps in hand.  All this made for one of the best annual community art events.  Thank you to all the Venice ARTBLOCK organizers, artists, and volunteers for hosting.  In...more

May 15th, 2016 -

Fun times had by all at the Fire Station 63 Annual Pancake Breakfast.

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Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the Annual Fire Station 63 Pancake Breakfast on May 14, 2016.  Event hosted by Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise. .. Details:  Pancake breakfast made by our local fire fighters, and served by Rotary club members.  Activities also include DJ, fire station tours, jumper, coloring table, Venice Paparazzi photo booth, and more!    This event benefits Los Angeles Fire Department 63.  – Fire Station 63. 1930 Shell Avenue.  Venice CA 90291. . View event...more

May 14th, 2016 -

14 teachers honored at the 6th Annual Venice WAVE Awards

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Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the 6th Annual Wave Awards, hosted by the Venice Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, on Thurs. May 12, 2016 at the Boys and Girls Club of Venice.  Congratulations to this year's WAVE Award Recipients, “The Game Changers for our Future.”   View event photo highlights below! About the WAVE Awards:  The Wave Awards were launched in 2011 by the Venice Chamber of Commerce Education Committee to acknowledge the enormous contribution teachers make everyday...more

May 12th, 2016 -

A Window Between Worlds celebrates 25 years with Art in the Afternoon.

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Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at A Window Between Worlds' Art in the Afternoon.   In photo above AWBW’s Founder and Executive Director, Cathy Salser, GHannelius, and the rest of the Disney Channel crew. - Event details:  On Saturday, May 7 from 12-4pm,  A Window Between World’s celebrated 25 years of creativity and healing by holding Art in the Afternoon.  The popular annual art festival was held at theVenice Skills Center.  Hosted by G Hannelius, known for her...more

May 7th, 2016 -

Mother’s Day Brunch at James’ Beach and Canal Club.

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Mother's day brunch at James' Beach is always a fabulous affair, and this year was no different.  The buffet was teaming with sushi, lox, prime rib, coast toast, quiche and more.  The Bloody Mary's and Mimosas flowed, the band played and the Moms were smiling ear.   It was super fun, and to top it off, the Canal Club  rolled out its new brunch menu featuring Banana Ricotta Pancakes, Short Rib Hash and Pork Belly...more

May 8th, 2015 -

Venice Springtime Ladies Jam at the Skatepark. View event pics by Heidi Lemmon, Chris Hooten and Jonathan Marino

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Many came out to watch the action at the Venice Springtime Ladies Jam on April 30, 2016.  This all ages contest included a ladies small bowl, snake run, and Pup Cup. Pros and Legends demoed in the big bowl, and signed autographs in the VIP tent.   Thanks to Heidi Lemmon, OG Jam crew and the City of Los Angeles for hosting this awesome all girl event!  In the photo above:  Pro Arianna Carmona and 2016 Venice Springtime Ladies Jam...more

April 30th, 2016 -

Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the 5th Annual Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument (VJAMM) fundraiser at Hama Sushi!

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. Article by Alex Stowell.   . Hama Sushi's Esther Chaing  hosted the 5th Annual Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument (VJAMM) fundraiser on April 27, 2016 at Hama Sushi.   100% of the profits from their  famous lunch bento boxes, and 10% of all sales at dinner  went to VJAMM.  Over the past 5 years, Esther has raised $14,536.43 for VJAMM.   Hama Sushi's donations help make it possible for VJAMM, a nine foot six inch tall solid black granite obelisk with a three foot...more

April 27th, 2016 -

It was a great, great, great day at Bill Rosendahl’s Celebration of Life event!

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 Bill Rosendahl’s Celebration of Life . Article by Alex Stowell. . It was a great, great, great day!    Saturday, April 16, 2016 hundreds gathered in the Mar Vista park to honor and celebrate the life of L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who passed away from cancer in March.   .  There was a tree planted in Bill's honor, endless free food and drinks, a Venice Paparazzi photo booth, live music, presentations, story telling, dancing and an overall feeling of love...more

April 16th, 2016 -

View pics and tips from the Green Venice Expo, an event for sustainable living solutions!

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On Sat. April 9, 2016 at Mark Twain Middle School, The Venice Green Expo 2.0 gathered businesses and organizations concerned with sustainable living solutions, environmental issues and our green future. The event  featured speakers, exhibitors and workshops on topics of concern to our community. Many experts, organizations and companies were on hand to share information and services. There were lots of free giveaways and samples. It was great to gather with like minded people in...more

April 16th, 2016 -